Diversionary route just makes no practical sense

Diversion makes no sense

Diversion makes no sense

First published in Letters

WE now have a confirmed date, September 7, for the start of the rebuilding of the bridge at Challow. We also have the details of the proposed diversionary route.

This diversion causes me to ask “What planet do our county councillors and officers come from”, as they state that the major diversion is 28 miles and should only add half an hour to one’s journey.

Since when, except on motorways, has it been possible to average 60mph on English roads. Previously it was considered that half of the maximum speed attained on a journey was a good overall average speed.

Francis G Sketch
Easterfield
Grove

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12:33pm Mon 25 Aug 14

melinda says...

Diversionary route just makes no practical sense - Dear Francis, the Diversionary route is for Heavy good vehicles. Didn't you notice other routes for cars etc . I am afraid it is impossible to discuss things with some people.
Diversionary route just makes no practical sense - Dear Francis, the Diversionary route is for Heavy good vehicles. Didn't you notice other routes for cars etc . I am afraid it is impossible to discuss things with some people. melinda
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12:35pm Mon 25 Aug 14

melinda says...

Diversionary route just makes no practical sense -
Dear Francis, the Diversionary route is for Heavy good vehicles. Cars may take other routes. No there's a sensible solution from a stupid Councillor!
Diversionary route just makes no practical sense - Dear Francis, the Diversionary route is for Heavy good vehicles. Cars may take other routes. No there's a sensible solution from a stupid Councillor! melinda
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